There are eight active players as we come to the end of the 2015 Tennis season with at least one Grand Slam title: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Martin Del Potro, Stanislas Wawrinka and Marin Cilic. More
We’re barely in the middle of March, but it’s hard to find a better fit than Rafael Nadal for comeback of the year, winning his first Hard Court title in nearly 3 years after almost looking like someone who won’t be playing tennis for much longer, maybe even giving up the sport. More
Age creeps up on you in mysterious ways. Roger Federer had somewhat of resurgence this year, winning Wimbledon for the first time in three years and added three more Masters titles to his resume. But fitness and staying fresh have been problems for him, as the world number one decided to skip the Masters in Paris in order to be fit and ready for the ATP Tour Finals in London. More
The problem in playing your final career match in Tennis is that you’re probably going to lose it. From the moment Andy Roddick announced that he’ll retire at the end of his road at the 2012 US Open, the countdown began. Eventually, it was Juan Martin del Potro, as expected, being too much for the 30 year old American in the fourth round of the tournament. More
Roger Federer won his first ATP tournament of 2012 and his first since the London ATP World Tour Finals by beating Juan Martin Del Porto 6-4, 6-1 at the Rotterdam Open (ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament), making it his 71st single’s title and a nice way to re-start the season after his disappointing Davis cup performance against the United States. More
Roger Federer won his first Grand Slam title in the summer of 2003, his first of six Wimbledon titles. Rafael Nadal won his first Roland Garros in 2005, his first of five in six years. The two have 26 grand slam titles between them, winning them in the last 34 majors, 76.4% split between two men. More
Juan Martin Del Potro beats Roger Federer at the US Open Final in five sets – 3:6, 7:6, 4:6, 7:6, 6:2, winning his first grand slam title. More
Roger Federer completes another come back, this time against Argentinian Juan Martin Del Potro, coming back from 1-0 and 2-1 down in sets to win the Semi Final in 5 sets. Robin Soderling, who beat Fernando Gonzalez in 5 sets as well will be the man facing Federer in the French Open Final and will attempt to deny Federer his first Roland Garros title. More
Besides Novak Djokovic winning the Australian Open in 2008, it seems the Slams in the past few years have belonged almost completely to Roger Federer and, more and more, Rafael Nadal—but not much besides those two.
Federer’s decline seems much more obvious this year, while Nadal, although winning three out of the last four grand slams, seems beatable off the clay, if he’s played correctly. Things seem a bit more open, and more players can join the chase for the big titles, even those who haven’t won one in their career.
Here’s my list of the best six players today without a Slam title and their future chances of winning one. More